The Chiefs will be without one of their young linebacker starters for an extended stretch. Willie Gay received a four-game suspension Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.
This ban is for a personal conduct policy violation, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. In January, Gay was arrested on a misdemeanor criminal damage charge in connection with an incident in which he was visiting his son’s house and, amid an argument with the child’s mother, damaged property in her home. Gay, 24, agreed to a pretrial diversion program in June.
Gay, who played 92% of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps in their win over the Chargers, has been a full-time starter for most of his career. This will mark another absence for the former second-round pick, however. Gay missed five games due to injury in 2021.
Gay and 2021 second-rounder Nick Bolton reside as the Chiefs’ top linebackers. The latter is Kansas City’s centerpiece player at the position, but Gay has made 21 career starts. He has 16 tackles (two for loss) and two passes defensed through two games this season. He will miss games against the Colts, Buccaneers, Raiders and Bills.
Pro Football Focus rated Gay as a top-25 linebacker last season, one that featured two interceptions. A significant usage gap exists between Bolton and Gay and the rest of Kansas City’s linebackers, though the team did use a third-round pick on rookie Leo Chenal. The Chiefs have used Chenal on 32 defensive plays this season. Darius Harris, a former UDFA who has bounced on and off the Chiefs’ practice squad during his career, has logged 18 defensive snaps thus far this year.
9 comments on “Chiefs LB Willie Gay Handed Four-Game Ban”
A four game ban for an incident that ends in diversion vs Watson’s conduct and punishment ?? Has to be more to the story. #FreeWillie
24 women means a 12 game ban = .5 games per woman.
A hole in some drywall (or whatever) gets you 4.
So, by this math, the NFL values drywall (or whatever) 8 times more than women.
Correction- 24 opportunist hookers. They love you long time. Unless you are high profile, then it’s assault after the fact. There are no virtuous “Massage therapists.”
Nothing has changed over the years. Marvin Harrison shots a man in broad daylight nothing happens. Brett Favre peeps on Erin Andrews nothing happens to him she gets a job at ESPN. The rich and famous will 90% of the time get away with it. Kobe the rapist had LA practically shut down when he died. Sick world
1 game per appliance/item damaged.
If only 1 woman = 1 game for Watson, he’d be out for a few years.
The NFL can’t get out of its own way. They might as well stop trying. They really don’t give a bleep anyways.
Is you be good at the sportsball? Den you good bruh.
This happened NINE months ago NFL.
Is the incident important?…or not?
Why does the suspension start 2 weeks into the season? Why not at the beginning of the season, like Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins did?
Let’s see… hmmm… the 2 teams that are now scheduled during the ban because you held off are coincidentally the Raiders and… oh, look at that… your precious Buffalo Billdo’s.
I’m sure this is just a coincidence. Just like the Tyreek news coming out the first night of the draft.
…another “incident” where a KC player didn’t actually hurt anyone.
Yet there’s Alvin “Hitman” Kamara, hasn’t missed a minute after beating a complete stranger into a freaking COMA, just for funsies.
Goodell, you’re effing pathetic. Everything you do for your preferred teams is obvious. This is why every NFL fan hates you passionately.
Can we sign Blake Martinez now?